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Gladeville distribution center lands another big project
Feb 28, 2005 12:00 am
Big G Express, a Shelbyville-based trucking company, recently finalized a $1.2 million deal to purchase nearly 22 acres inside Gladeville's ALDI-anchored Nashville Regional Logistics Center, company officials confirmed Thursday.
Big G Express Inc. President Jack Marsh said the company intends to build a new facility at the business park, adding the project is slated to be built in two phases and could be completed as early as October.
"We're going to build an office and maintenance facility as phase one. Phase two will be a warehouse and a distribution center," Marsh said. "We've got everything done, and if it would quit raining, we could probably start work this week."
Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board Executive Director Holly Sears said plans call for the Big G facility to encompass 44,000-square-feet of space.
Chris Durham, a manager with the company's logistics division, added the development will consist of two floors in order to separate offices from terminal and warehouse space.
The deal will make Big G Express the third company to locate inside the 500-acre Nashville Regional Logistics Center. The business park is anchored by an eight-state ALDI grocery store chain distribution center, and construction has started on a 300,000-square-foot speculative building owned by First Industrial Group. Sears noted the speculative building should be completed by the second quarter of 2005 and is expandable to 800,000-square feet.
Marsh, whose company operates out of a 50,000-square-foot facility in Bedford County, said Big G Express had been interested in a Nashville Regional Logistics Center location for some time, citing its proximity to State Route 840 and Interstates 40 and 24.
"Our main business is the irregular route truckload business," Marsh said. "Between I-40 and 24, and with (S.R.) 840 in the middle, it is a very good place transportation wise. It is a middle point in the state."
Staff Writer Brian Harville can be reached at 444-3952 ext. 16 or by e-mail at email@example.com.